General discussion

Locked

How to extract a file from CD or system.

By glencam ·
Could some one please help me out here on the correct wat to extrct files from the Win 98 CD or whereever the file might be residing. I have tried this before but always tells me that "The File Cannot Be Found". I have also tried ectracting files from the hard drive and of no avail there either. Might sound like a stupid question, but would really like to know how to do this effeciently. If there is anyone who could show me the correct command or what to type in order to perform this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Alot
Glen

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

11 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

How to extract a file from CD or system.

by NetTek In reply to How to extract a file fro ...

Check out MS Knowledge Base article Q129605 at support.microsoft.com.

Collapse -

How to extract a file from CD or system.

by glencam In reply to How to extract a file fro ...

Thanks for the help on the Extraction of the file from a CD, all of you were a great help. IM sure that I wll be asking more questions for sure, again thanks alot you have been very helpful

Collapse -

How to extract a file from CD or system.

by tamj123 In reply to How to extract a file fro ...

Type extract /? at DOS Prompt it show you how to extract a cab files.

hope this help

Collapse -

How to extract a file from CD or system.

by glencam In reply to How to extract a file fro ...

Thanks for the help

Collapse -

How to extract a file from CD or system.

by saihib In reply to How to extract a file fro ...

Go to this site, http://www.rararchiver.com/download.html and download WinRAR. This is a great compression utility that also operates in the .zip format. What's even better is that it has the ability to read .cab files and has an easy to use interface for doing extractions. It's a lot better than Microsoft's cryptic syntax and a whole lot faster. This is the way to go if you want to do it efficiently.

Collapse -

How to extract a file from CD or system.

by glencam In reply to How to extract a file fro ...

Thanks alot for the help,

Collapse -

How to extract a file from CD or system.

by mphoffar In reply to How to extract a file fro ...

I always use extract /a win98_21.cab <filename>.

What the /a flag does is processes any subsequent cabs that follow that one you're specified, in that case win98_21.cab. You could just start at any of the cabs that are in there, but generaelly, for 98, 21 ist the first one.

Of coarse to make life easier on you, you'll probobly want to be in the same directory where the cabs are.

Hope this helps

Mark

Collapse -

How to extract a file from CD or system.

by glencam In reply to How to extract a file fro ...

All answers were good and really helped me

Collapse -

How to extract a file from CD or system.

by mickrose7 In reply to How to extract a file fro ...

The other are right but Win98SE has the useful trick of being able to decompress files from within the target cabfile. if you know where the file is located, let say cab 21, then go to cab 21, explore it, find the file, right click on it, chose extract, then browse and place it in the windows/sytem folder or wherever you want it will be autoextracted by the built-in unit in 98

Collapse -

How to extract a file from CD or system.

by glencam In reply to How to extract a file fro ...

Thanks alot for the help on the Extraction helped me out.

Back to Windows Forum
11 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Forums